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West Ham v Stoke
Tuesday, 17th April 2018
by Ten Thousand Miles From The Boleyn
''Such is my confidence we will win tonight and avoid relegation I am already obsessed with what the squad will look like come August. But is this just a case of denial and displacement on my part? ..''


West Ham United v Stoke City
Sunday, 15th April 2018
by Preview Percy
''The BBC website is currently carrying a story about an American teacher who claims that he was a teacher for 17 years without ever having learned to read or write. Preview Percy has 7 years to go to catch up then. Here's this week's ramblings which may or may not feature Monday night's visit of Stoke City... ..''


Stick your blue flag...
Tuesday, 10th April 2018
by Paul Walker
''There you go. Just for a change itís only about the football. I know itís hard to believe in our season of despair, but it only takes sticking it up Chelsea to bring about a show of much needed unity...''


Chelsea v West Ham United
Saturday, 7th April 2018
by Preview Percy
''Q: What connects a missing bass player, Father Dougal Maguire and Neil "Colin" Warnock? A: They all appear in Preview Percy's look at this weekend's visit to Chelsea. If you look hard enough there may be some stuff in there about Chelsea as well. But we wouldn't bank on it.... ..''


Money canít buy you love
Tuesday, 3rd April 2018
by Paul Walker
''So where did it all go wrong, David? There you were, perched up above your own Directorsí Box, looking like an extra in a Peaky Blinders episode with that new cap, and peering over the glass barricade while wondering just why you are so, so disliked...''


West Ham 3-0 Southampton (And Other Ramblings)
Tuesday, 3rd April 2018
by HeadHammerShark
''It's been a while...''


West Ham v Southampton
Monday, 2nd April 2018
by Ten Thousand Miles From The Boleyn
''I've lit the sandalwood candle, massaged Blue Tansy oil into my wrists while visualising a comfortable three-nothing victory... and as a precaution the Crisis Support Line is on speed dial. Come On You Irons...''


LLDC Offers Statue Olive Branch
Saturday, 31st March 2018
by Staff Writer D
''Stadium owners the London Legacy Development Corporation have made the first move in an attempt to improve relations with the club...''


West Ham United v Southampton
Thursday, 29th March 2018
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy's back and he's not happy. And he has calmed down a hellova lot during the Cup/International break. Not that it shows. Here's his take on this weekend's visit of Southampton.......''


Six points against relegation rivals crucial to West Hamís survival hopes
Friday, 23rd March 2018
by Staff Writer #3
''West Ham United face a crucial couple of months as they aim to avoid relegation from the Premier League...''


Is this the way it could have been?
Monday, 19th March 2018
by Paul Walker
''Surely it could have been better than this? Just how did it get to a stage when our fan base was so fractured and split that you wondered how many felt they didnít want to be part of it any more. ..''


This must stop
Friday, 16th March 2018
by Connor Darrell
''I am an American. I have no familial ties to the East End, and I have only been to one West Ham United match in my entire life (a 0-0 draw with Stoke during the final season at the Boleyn). So I forgive you if you decide to read no further or question the value of my opinion as an outsider. ..''


West Ham 0-3 Burnley (And Other Ramblings)
Tuesday, 13th March 2018
by HeadHammerShark
''I often wonder about these articles. What value do they serve, really, beyond allowing me to engage in something I like to do? ..''


Knuckleheaded behaviour - or legitimate grievances?
Tuesday, 13th March 2018
by Kevin Mousley
''There were several pitch invasions at football games last week in Europe but the one at the London Stadium wasn't one of them; I'd call it a trespass. For context at a pitch invasion in Greece on Sunday someone actually brandished a gun!..''


West Ham v West Ham
Monday, 12th March 2018
by Ten Thousand Miles From The Boleyn
''I came out of the Burnley match with a strange sense of melancholia...''


An eye-witness account of Saturday's disturbances
Monday, 12th March 2018
by The Sheriff
''I happened to be in the area directly underneath the Directors' Box after the second goal went in during Saturday's 3-0 defeat against Burnley...''


The darkest day
Sunday, 11th March 2018
by Peter Morris
''When an opposition goal can turn a stadium atmosphere, almost like a flick of a switch, from reasonable positivity to universal venom, then you know that something must be deeply wrong in the state of West Ham United Football Club...''


Omnishambles
Sunday, 11th March 2018
by East Stand Martin
''It was like Lord of the Rings down at the running track today. Unbelievable that no-one had the foresight to turn up with a ladder or at least a grappling hook on a rope to invade the Director's seating from the concourse...''


West Ham United v Burnley
Friday, 9th March 2018
by Preview Percy
''Last weekend it was too cold for Preview Percy. This weekend it's too wet. Thankfully the fixture list means we won't whatever the next around to hear him moan about whatever the next few weeks bring us. But before we - and you - take a much-deserved break from his inane ramblings here's his look at this weekend's visit of Burnley. Forecast: light rain and drizzle..... ..''


Josh Cullen - it surely must be time to see the youngster step up?
Thursday, 8th March 2018
by Staff Writer #3
''Whilst relegation looks unlikely this season, the spectre does still loom large over the Hammers. You would imagine there is enough quality in the squad to ensure another year at the top table, but fans need something exciting to cling to. That might just be where young Josh Cullen steps up...''


Swansea 4-1 West Ham (And Other Ramblings)
Wednesday, 7th March 2018
by HeadHammerShark
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The most important of unimportant things?
Wednesday, 7th March 2018
by Casey H. Moore
''Now, I started watching football at a young-ish age. Early teenage years when all you could watch on in the states was Man United and had to work to pay my parents the $35 a month to get the Fox Soccer Channel. Then I started reading more and more about this funny old game where 22 men run around a pitch and at the end of the day to the Germanís go the spoils. ..''


Do you have the time to listen to me whine?
Wednesday, 7th March 2018
by East Stand Martin
''Here's what rich people do...''


West Ham must put "embarrassing" defeat behind them against Burnley
Monday, 5th March 2018
by Staff Writer #3
''West Ham United host Burnley on Saturday desperately needing to pick up three points to boost their fight for Premier League survival...''


Swansea v West Ham
Monday, 5th March 2018
by Ten Thousand Miles From The Boleyn
''
-10 Minutes: With Andre Ayew in the team many West Ham fans will be worried that the infamous Curse of the Ex-Hammer will strike today; but it's a ridiculous superstition and hopefully none of the players buy into it. Of more concern is the fact we are playing outside the M25 on a Saturday afternoon with a stiff Easterly blowing; I haven't checked, but if the moon is waning gibbous that really does bode ill.
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